About Us


Since our inception in 1981, First Equity Mortgage has closed more than $5 billion in mortgage loans for thousands of Drees customers.  With almost 40 years of new construction lending experience, we truly understand the excitement, anticipation and stress that can be associated with building a home. This knowledge helps us provide you with the friendly customer experience you’d expect from a family-owned company.  


As part of the Drees family of homebuilding companies, we have the unique ability to work directly with your Drees builder to coordinate your approval and closing with no unexpected surprises or delays. Our close relationship with Drees enables us to anticipate changes because we have better insight into the construction timing of your home. Outside lenders simply don’t have this informative advantage. There’s no wonder First Equity Mortgage has closed more Drees loans than any other lender over the last 40 years.


Your home is one of the most valuable investments you’ll ever make. With this understanding, every employee at First Equity is focused on supporting the Drees Family desire to give you a "Custom Homes Made Easy" experience when it comes to your financing needs as well.